"Rising Tides" is an oceanographic education journal developed with high school science teachers and students in mind. The journal focuses on the biological aspects of coastal oceanography with an emphasis on research technology. In the journal, you will find a collection of cutting-edge research articles as well as classroom and laboratory activities, scientist interviews, further reading, and links to a plethora of oceanography topics. There is even an advanced section designed to challenge even the most gifted of high school science students.
This journal is a product that has been developed as part of the CoastalObs Project funded by NOAA. The majority of the research and education pursuits of the CoastalObs Project are being done at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility. There are partners from around the United States that include other agencies, universities, and technology companies.
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Table of Contents
- Editor's Welcome
- Table of Contents/Journal Staff
- Meet the Scientist
- Ocean Watch: Building a Coastal Observatory
- Good Things Come in Small Packages;
Molecular Techniques for Picoeukaryote Identification
- Microscopic Plants and Animals of the Oceans;
Introduction to Marine Plankton
Advanced Section and Additional Readings
- Exploring the Organic Carbon Cycle of the Coastal Ocean from Space
- What is a Harmful Algal Bloom?
- Exploring the Ocean in the COOL Room
- Storm Chasers: A New Way to Gather Critical Ocean Observations
- Teacher Resource Section:
- Suggested Answers-"Ocean Watch" Article Discussion Questions
- Picophytoplankton Size Answer Key
- Picoeukaryote Identification Answer Key
- Harmful Algal Blooms Answer Key
- Suggested Answers-"The Coastal Ocean Carbon Cycle from Space" Discussion Questions
- Carbon Cycle Activity: The Global Exchange of CO2 between the Ocean and Atmosphere:
A Classroom Activity-Answer Sheet
- Carbon Cycle: Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM)
About "Rising Tides"
This educational journal was prepared by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) under award No. NA03NOS4730220, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U. S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or the U.S. Department of Commerce. NOAA Award No. NA03NOS4730220, “Coastal Observation – A Continuation of the OASIS Project: A Wallops Coastal Ocean Observation Project,” funds a collaborative effort among CIT, NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), NOAA, and several academic institutions and companies to monitor the influence of the Chesapeake Bay on the adjacent coastal ocean margin ecosystems through the development, deployment and use of ocean observation tools.